The Book of Job:

A multiperspectival approach to the problem of evil,
The suffering of the righteous, and the justice of God. A theodicy.

Rob Sheldon, MAReligion, Westminster Seminary © 2000

Juan Gris:Landscape with Houses at Ceret (1913)

Job: A Multiperspectival Approach

  1. Preface

  1. Methodology
  2. Introduction

  • Perspectives on Job
    1. Job as Wisdom Literature
    2. Job as Poetry
    3. Job as God on Trial
    4. Job as Man on Trial
    5. Job as Sufferer
    6. Job as Existentialist
    7. Job as Natural Scientist
    8. Job as Theodicy
    9. Job as Messianic Apologetic
    10. A Feminist Critique of Job

  • Commentary on Job
    1. The Court
    2. Round One
    3. Round Two
    4. Round Three
    5. Friend of the Court
    6. The Judge
    7. The Verdict

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    Sermons and Sermonettes

    Pope JohnPaul II's Salvici Dolores sermon on suffering (Live)
    John Barnett's sermon (Live)
    Dan Dozier's sermon on Job (Live)
    John W Brown's 1996 sermons on Job (Live)
    A RBC Ministries Devotional on Job 1 (Live)
    Ligonier Ministries "TableTalk" series on Job (Live)
    Bible Pathway Ministry's 1996 study (Live)
    Ray C. Stedman's 1977 Sermon series (Live)
    Gary Petty's Sermon on Suffering (Live)
    David Sisler's article on Suffering (Live)
    Some sermons of Charles Spurgeon (Live)
    A sermon of John Wesley (Live)
    Four sermons of Fred Anderson (Live)
    John Reisinger on Affliction (Live)
    Ivan Maddox 01 02 (Live)
    George Kirkpatrick likes Elihu (Live)
    Tom Brown's "Why Job Suffered" (Live)
    David Reid's "Why Me, Lord?" (Live)
    Hudson Taylor's "Blessed Adversity" (Live)

    On Satan

    Jeffrey Maehr against Satan (Live)
    In defense of Satan (Live)
    Satan a fallen angel (Live)
    More against Satan (Live)
    More against Satan (Live)
    Purpose of Satan (Live)
    Jack Barr's Description of Satan (Live)
    Charlie Hale's Personal Testimony (Live)
    The Battle against Satan (Live)
    Pop Culture defence of Satan (Live)
    Satan and Suffering (Live)

    The Philosophy of Theodicy--the problem of evil

    CS Lewis' Theodicy (Live, almost)
    Brad Johnson's (Live, almost)
    The "Free Will Defense" (Live)
    RBC Tract: Does God Want Me Well? (Live)
    RBC Tract: Reasons to Believe in a God Who Allows Suffering (Live)
    RBC Tract: Why We Believe (Live)
    Michael Connelly (Live)
    DIALOGOS Issue Nov. 96 (Live)
    Ken Cauthen's position (Live)
    A Theodicy bibliography (Live)
    Another Theodicy bibliography by B.-T. L. Whitney (Live)
    Greg Koukl's 60 second theodicy (Live)
    Forrest Baird's analysis of the theodicy audience (Live)
    Doug Erlandson's new defense (Live)
    Glenn Miller's Theodicy material (Live)
    Tim Stall's Theodicy (Live)
    Doug Muder's Personal Theodicy & Commentary on Kushner (Live)
    Louis Goldberg: Apologetics-Ch.16: The Existence of Evil (Live)
    Mark Copeland's Outline on Suffering (Live)

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    Tim Bulkeley's Hypertext Post-Modern Bible (Live)
    Glenn Miller's thoughts on Feminism in the book of Job (Live)
    Roger Eaton's links to other Job sites (Live)
    Links to Information on Mesopotamia (Live)

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